The 911 service outage that affected most of the Pacific Northwest this morning was the result of two separate, unrelated problems, according to CenturyLink, which provides the infrastructure for 911 in the region.
What started as a 911 outage in Oregon around 1:30 a.m. Thursday was quickly felt in Washington state, too. But CenturyLink spokeswoman Jan Kampbell says the two outages are unrelated.
“One had nothing to do with the other. The timing was just crazy,” she said.